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I'm a simple Scottish girl with an unusual name and a strange obsession for nail polish! My aim is to capture what the eye sees, with a camera! Too much nail polish and never enough time. Welcome to my little world :-)

Monday, 29 December 2014

Rimmel Zeitgeist





This is okay to use and okay to apply. I've had it for a long time and I think the formula is a bit thick - it is okay to use though. The drying time isn't too bad for an oldie - about 3-4 minutes a coat. It was my first ever iridescent, back in the days when I didn't really know what iridescent was! I'm really not sure how old it is - at least 10 years or even more. You can see flashes of purple, green and bronze. Noticed slight tip wear but it did last well otherwise.

Rating
Easy to use = 7/10
Application = 7/10
Drying time = 7/10
Lasted well = 7/10
Coats = 1
Finish = iridescent
Removal = easy
Overall = 7/10
Purchased from = no idea, it was so long ago!

My Personal Rating = 8/10 :-) It will always have a place in my heart!

Saturday, 27 December 2014

Sally Hansen Lava






This is easy to use, easy to apply and okay drying - about 5 minutes a coat. Some nails seemed to dry quicker than others - this confused me as the coats were the same thickness! The brush is really good and the lid is comfortable to hold. It's a lovely iridescent colour, flashes of orange and pink can been seen. Lasted well.

Rating
Easy to use = 8/10
Application = 8/10
Drying time = 6.5/10
Lasted well = 8/10
Coats = 2
Finish = iridescent
Removal = easy with foil method
Overall = 8/10
Purchased from = Poundworld

My Personal Rating = 7.5/10 :-)

Thursday, 25 December 2014

Technic Lagoon

I'd like to wish everyone a Merry Christmas - hope you are all having a great day :-D




This is easy to use, easy to apply and okay drying (about 4 minutes a coat). The brush is really good and the lid is comfortable to hold. It's a really gorgeous blue colour and I do like it a lot. Noticed slight tip wear, but lasted well otherwise.

Rating
Easy to use = 8/10
Application = 8/10
Drying time = 7/10
Lasted well = 7/10
Coats = 3
Finish = sorta metallic-ish
Removal = easy
Overall = 7/10
Purchased from = either Bodycare or Watt Bros

My Personal Rating = 8/10 :-)

Sunday, 21 December 2014

Avon Gold Mystery

This is one of the new shades Avon released last month.



This is easy to use, easy to apply and quick drying (2-3 minutes a coat). This brush is really good and the lid is comfortable to hold. This is a pretty yellow gold - I do like this shade. Lasted well.

Rating
Easy to use = 8/10
Application = 8/10
Drying time = 8/10
Lasted well = 8/10
Coats = 2
Finish = metallic like
Removal = easy
Overall = 8/10
Purchased from = Avon rep

My Personal Rating = 7/10 :-)

Saturday, 20 December 2014

W7 Pink




This is easy to use, easy to apply and quick drying (2 minutes a coat). It is slightly smelly, but not too bad. It's a pretty bright neon pink. I did really like this colour and it lasted well.

Rating
Easy to use = 8/10
Application = 8/10
Drying time = 8/10
Lasted well = 8/10
Coats = 2
Finish = neon
Removal = easy
Overall = 8/10
Purchased from = I cannot remember!

My Personal Rating = 8/10 :-)

Thursday, 18 December 2014

Avon Warm Black



This is easy to use, easy to apply and slow drying (7-8 minutes a coat). It is an older style Avon so the slow drying doesn't bother me so much. The brush is thin and really good to use and the lid is comfortable to hold. It's a lovely black jelly with a slight purple tone - you can make this out in the bottle photo! Lasted well.

Rating
Easy to use = 8/10
Application = 8/10
Drying time = 6/10 okay for an older polish
Lasted well = 8/10
Coats = 2
Finish = jelly
Removal = easy
Overall =7/10
Purchased from = eBay

My Personal Rating = 7.5/10 :-)

Monday, 15 December 2014

Rimmel Venus




This is okay to use, okay to apply and slow drying (at least 6 minutes a coat). It is an older polish though. The brush strokes are quite defined in this polish but it does look better from afar and not on macro! I really don't know how old this one is! I think it's a lovely silvery purple colour. Lasted well.

Rating
Easy to use = 7/10
Application = 7/10
Drying time = 6/10
Lasted well = 8/10
Coats = 2
Finish = metallic like
Removal = easy
Overall = 7/10
Purchased from = so long ago, I cannot remember

My Personal Rating = 7/10 :-)

Friday, 12 December 2014

Rimmel Dancin' Queen




This is easy to use,  easy to apply and okay drying (about 5 minutes a coat). It's an older Rimmel, I've had it for a good few years - can't remember exactly how long! The brush is really good and the lid is comfortable to hold. It's a really pretty red and this was my go to red after my favourite: Hot Fever. Lasted really well.

Rating
Easy to use = 8/10
Application = 8/10
Drying time = 7/10
Lasted well = 8/10
Coats = 2
Finish = kinda creamy and very glossy
Removal = easy
Overall = 8/10
Purchased from = so long ago I can't remember!

My Personal Rating = 7.5/10 :-)

Thursday, 11 December 2014

Jess Full Of Fun






I put this on top of Ciate Strawberry Milkshake and Collection 2000 Ninja.

This is easy to use, easy to apply and okay drying (about 5 minutes). You get really good coverage with one coat - you need to dip the brush in and out for a few seconds to get plenty of glitter on it. I think it's a really pretty glitter with lots happening. The brush is good and the lid is comfortable to hold. It also dried smooth which is good! Lasted well.

Rating
Easy to use = 8/10
Application = 8/10
Drying time = 7/10
Lasted well = 8/10
Coats = 1
Finish = glittery fun
Removal  = easy with foil method, soak for at least a few minutes though
Overall = 8/10
Purchased from = gift from my friend

My Personal Rating = 8/10 :-)

***I'd like to thank my friend Stuart for buying this for me, I really appreciate it. Helping me with my interest in polish ;-) I'd probably not have bought this one myself, so I'm really pleased at this gift and really happy with the way it turned out :-D Thank You!***

Monday, 8 December 2014

Collection 2000 Ninja




This is easy to use, easy to apply and okay drying (5 minutes a coat). The first coat is quite weak & sheer but by the 3rd it was fine. It is quite a nice green colour. I do like it. The brush is really thin but good and the lid is comfortable to hold. Lasted well.

Rating
Easy to use = 8/10
Application = 8/10 sheer but easy to work with
Drying time = 7/10
Lasted well = 8/10
Coats = 3
Finish = jelly
Removal = easy (I did put glitter on some nails and not others)
Overall = 7/10
Purchased from = can't remember was a good few years ago

My Personal Rating = 7/10 :-)

Sunday, 7 December 2014

Sally Hansen Model Behavior




This is easy to use, easy to apply and quick drying (2-3 minutes a coat). It's a sorta jelly type polish and a nice blue colour. The brush is good and the lid is comfortable to hold. Lasted well.

Rating
Easy to use = 8/10
Application = 8/10
Drying time = 8/10
Lasted well = 8/10
Coats = 2
Finish = glossy & jelly
Removal = easy
Overall = 8/10
Purchased from = Poundworld

My Personal Rating = 7/10 :-)

Friday, 5 December 2014

Essence You Wow'd Me Again

This one certainly did.... :-D





This is easy to use, easy to apply and okay drying (3-4 minutes a coat). This is a gorgeous iridescent colour - flashes of green and purple can been seen. I'm such a sucker for iridescents :-D Both colours come across really strong as well. One thing I'd say - this brush is quite thick and big, I found it okay on my nails but it might not suit your nails? Lasted really well.

Rating
Easy to use = 8/10
Application = 8/10
Drying time = 7/10
Lasted well = 8/10
Coats = 2
Finish = iridescent
Removal = easy
Overall = 8/10
Purchased from = Wilkos

My Personal Rating = 8.5/10 :-)

Tuesday, 2 December 2014

Barry M Emerald Green




This is easy to use, easy to apply and okay drying (about 5 minutes a coat). I think it's a bit longer drying as this is an older Barry M. It's a very pretty and festive green. Lasted really well.

Rating
Easy to use = 8/10
Application = 8/10
Drying time = 7/10
Lasted well = 8/10
Coats = 2
Finish = almost metallic
Removal = easy
Overall = 8/10
Purchased from = either Superdrug or Barry M's official site

My Personal Rating = 7.5/10 :-)